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Death Café

Drink Tea, Eat Cake and Discuss Death

2024-03-18 18:30:00 2024-03-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Death Café At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Robert Crown Branch Library -

Monday, March 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-18 18:30:00 2024-03-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Death Café At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Robert Crown Branch Library -

At a Death Café people drink tea, eat cake -or cookies- and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

"Death Cafés offer individuals a place to gather together to discuss various topics related to death in a safe environment without an agenda, judgment, or criticism. Join to learn more, expanding your awareness around topics of death that can help you make the most out of life"

Are you curious about what you can expect from a Death Café? Here are some basics from the Death Café website:

"Our principles are that Death Cafés are always offered:

• With no intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action.

• As an open, respectful and confidential space where people can express their views safely.

• On a not for profit basis.

• Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake or cookies! Please BYO Mug!


It's also worth stating here what Death Cafés is not:

• Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting. Death Café doesn't work for people who, for whatever reason, aren't able to discuss death comfortably and openly. There are many projects better set up for this.

• Death Cafés aren't an opportunity to give people information about death and dying - regardless of how good or important it is. Rather we create time to discuss death without expectations. For this reason having guest speakers and information materials available is actively discouraged

• Death Café doesn't work as a method of community engagement, research or consultation." 

CDDC Vice President Alejandro Salinas will be our host. He has held Death Cafés since 2017. He is an avid advocate for grief and has a passion for exploring death, dreams, dying, and the afterlife. Alé works as a clinical massage therapist, yoga teacher, and musician. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness |

TAGS: | Death Cafe |

Robert Crown Branch Library

Phone: (847) 448-8101
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

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Sun, Apr 14, All day
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Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Apr 15, All day
McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201

Mon, Apr 15, All day
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Mon, Apr 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 12:15pm
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Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Apr 17, All day
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Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Apr 17, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Wed, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Apr 18, All day
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Thu, Apr 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
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Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
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Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, Apr 19, All day
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Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Apr 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
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Mon, Apr 22, All day
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Mon, Apr 22, 10:15am - 10:35am
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Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, Apr 23, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat, Apr 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sat, Apr 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Mon, Apr 29, All day
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Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
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Mon, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Wed, May 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Thu, May 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, May 03, 9:30am - 10:30am
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Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, May 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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Tue, May 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, May 09, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, May 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, May 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, May 10, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
New venue Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, May 11, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, May 11, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, May 13, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Multipurpose Room B/C

Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)